Sunday, October 30, 2005

Deliverables

Well, it is Sunday morning here. Crisp and clear once again and I am delving into the second to last deliverable for my class this semester. The final is the last deliverable and there is nothing I can do about that until it is upon me, but our group project is due on the 14th of November and it pretty much has not moved forward at all.

I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to schoolwork (although you wouldn't know that from all my procrastination these days) and I like to get good grades...makes me feel good. So since I have not have contact with much of my group for this project (with the exception of one person), I had decided that I have to start working on this regardless and if I don't get help from them, then their grades will hopefully reflect that. I just can't risk my grade waiting until the last minute on something this big. It is not that it couldn't be done by one person, it totally can, it is just that we are supposed to share the work and the parts that are already supposed to be done by now are not done so those of us with the second parts can't really start to move. So needless to say, yesterday I started working on the parts that are supposed to be done by now...oh well, such is life when you are working in groups in a long distance setting (hell, for that matter working with groups at all).

It is frustrating to me though, that even with all my procrastination, I am still a multitasker. It seems that at least two members of this four member group are not multitaskers and this is part of the hold up. One lady won't do schoolwork at work, or at home after work. She will only do it on the weekend...well that is just not going to work since we only have a couple of weekends left and this project, while doable, is still time consuming and rather large...

I guess I am bitching, and I really shouldn't be since we could have been working on this ages ago but our instructor is not the best planner and it seemed that we had a paper and a midterm right on top of each other and that really slowed things down. I am just glad at this point that at least one other member is willing to do some work and we have already discussed that it might come down to the two of us...which is okay with me if we get it done and it is quality work. The others can just suck it up. Oh, I can't wait until I am done with this program and its silly group work...they never learn that it just doesn't work that well. Someone always slacks and ends up getting an A off the backs of others....ugh!!

Well, I better get motivated. Need to see if any of my queries were addressed yesterday and see what else I can get done today. Don't know if I have soccer or not yet but I know I have some mums in the backyard that need to be put in the ground. It is nice to have J back, but he is working today so I guess I am on my own for a while (which is okay when I have school work to do).

3 comments:

Mind Sprite said...

We have much in common in this regard. I always end up taking the lead in group projects and doing way more work than everybody because I seem to be the only one who cares about the finished product (and the grade!) Of course, I have just realized that due to the fun of the Halloween parties this weekend, I totally blew off my two on-line classes and have gotten no points for the week :(

Anonymous said...

I think this sucks, it is like corporal punishment. I think all work should be submitted so the prof or teacher can see who did the work. You and your friend should communicate and let the rest of them hang themselves!!! But Ha Ha knows you won't.

Mishka said...

Looks like one of the guys realized how close we are and decided to be director....oh well, as long as we get it done and get a good grade on it. I know he thinks that this will make up for weeks of no communication but it won't...waiting until 2 weeks out is just not acceptable by my standards...

Good to hear that I am not alone.